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Scientists built an AI that can spot breast cancer better than a doctor

January 2nd, 2020

Artificial intelligence is already invading many aspects of our daily lives, but while “smart” virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa can be helpful, more powerful AI might actually save your life. In a new study published in the journal Nature explains, cancer-detecting algorithms are becoming so adept at spotting problems that they are …

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That AI robot that had an emotional meltdown in space got an upgrade

December 8th, 2019

SpaceX was finally able to launch its Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station this week after the initial launch was scrubbed due to poor weather conditions. The spacecraft is carrying a whole bunch of neat stuff to the ISS, including an upgraded version of an AI-powered floating robot that lost its cool when …

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Before they inevitably revolt, watch a bunch of tiny robots play soccer

November 8th, 2019

If you’ve ever wondered what the robot apocalypse would look like, look no further than what unfolded on the lawn outside of MIT’s Building 10 this week. There, on the grassy Killian Court, a spectacle unfolded that will likely become commonplace once AI-powered robots rise up and enslave their human masters. A total of nine …

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This robotic hand taught itself to solve a Rubik’s Cube

October 15th, 2019

There are a number of very impressive examples of how artificial intelligence can accomplish things that humans simply can’t, but nothing is cooler than seeing AI married to robotics. OpenAI, the artificial intelligence research group that counts Elon Musk among its founders, has been working on honing the skills of its neural networks in various ways, …

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AI is now better at predicting mortality than human doctors

May 13th, 2019

As scientists continue to toil away at creating machine learning algorithms that will one day enslave humanity save us all, artificial intelligence researchers have discovered that computers are outpacing human doctors in a number of important areas. We’ve already seen the ability of AI to spot things like cancer, and a new study reveals that …

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Man, the humans in this AI-created video look jaw-droppingly real

May 4th, 2019

For all the scary talk about what nefarious deeds AI will be capable of one day, a geeky fight that tends to spark debate about whether the technology is a net positive or could eventually bring about the destruction of humanity, there’s at least one observable skill that AI is increasingly mastering right now — …